Tribune News Service
Srinagar, August 25
Over 18 months after the deadliest assault in Kashmir that introduced India and Pakistan to the brink of struggle, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has named 19 individuals, together with Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar, within the chargesheet within the 2019 Pulwama terror assault case.
On February 14, 2019, an area suicide bomber, Adil Dar, had rammed an explosive-laden automotive right into a CRPF bus at Lethpora, killing 40 personnel.
In its 13,800-page chargesheet filed in a particular NIA courtroom in Jammu as we speak, the probe company named Azhar, one of many three militants launched as a part of the 1999 Kandahar hijack prisoner swap, his brothers Abdul Rauf Asghar and Ammar Alvi and 16 others as accused.
Among the 19, seven militants have been arrested, whereas six, together with three from Pakistan, have been eradicated. One of the accused within the case is a lady from south Kashmir.
The NIA mentioned the Pakistan-based Jaish management hatched the conspiracy and the assault was executed by Pakistan militant Mohammad Umar Farooq, who infiltrated into Kashmir in April 2018, and his native associates Sameer Dar and Adil Ahmad Dar.
“The RDX was introduced by the Pakistan terrorists who infiltrated into India. Shakir (one other accused) collected the explosive materials and stocked it in his home. In the primary week of February, Umar, Sameer, Adil and Shakir made the IED utilizing the RDX, calcium-ammonium nitrate, gelatin sticks and aluminum powder and assembled it in two containers — one weighing 160 kg and the second 40 kg.
“The two IED containers were fitted into a Maruti Eeco car and the accused were ready (to strike) by the morning of February 6. However, it got delayed due to closure of highway due to snowfall. On February 14, Shakir drove Adil till the national highway, after which Adil took charge of the vehicle and carried out the suicide attack,” the NIA mentioned. The investigation revealed that the JeM management repeatedly gave instructions to the militants who had infiltrated into India each earlier than and after the assault.
“Investigation also revealed a well-crafted mechanism by the Pakistan establishment to push terrorists into India from launch pads located in Shakargarh (Pakistan), opposite the Samba-Kathua sector in Jammu,” it mentioned.
2019 Blast introduced India, Pak to brink of struggle
- Feb 14, 2019 Car bomber kills 40 CRPF males in Pulwama
- Feb 20 NIA takes over probe
- Feb 25 Owner of Maruti Eeco automotive utilized in assault recognized
- Feb 26 India carries out airstrikes at Balakot in Pak
- Feb 27 Pakistan retaliates, a short dogfight ensues
- Feb 28, 2020 Breakthrough as overground employee Shakir Magrey held, extra arrests comply with
- Aug 25 NIA recordsdata chargesheet in a particular courtroom